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Old 02-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
Jsmith82
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Citra Otter SMaSH IPA
All Grain
5gal batch
5.5% ABV
85 IBU

Mash:
12.5qt water brought to 163 deg F.
10# Maris Otter
60 min (goal temp 151 deg F)

Sparge:
3.8gal water @ 168 deg F

Boil:
60 min - 1oz Citra
15 min - 1oz Citra
10 min - 1oz Citra
05 min - 1oz Citra

Yeast:
WYeast 1056 American Ale

Dry hop 2oz Citra 10-14 days before kegging / bottling


I brewed this in late November, kegged it last week - hit it with 30psi for 2 days, dropped it to 10 and let it sit for a few more. Nice blonde color, dry, light body, light on the alcohol, very very floral from the Citra; itsmells fantastic. I pulled my first pint off the keg last night - this is a delicious beer.

Nothing complicated or crazy, just a simple brew that turned out well enough I thought it was worth sharing.

Cheers


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Old 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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Cheers, pal. I've had other iterations of MO/Citra SMaSH beers, it certainly is tasty.


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Old 02-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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Sounds good to me too, MO SMaSH IPAs are awesome. But if you brewed it in late November and you just tapped it now (3 months later), you're missing out! I know you dry hopped it at the end, but I bet it still would have been better fresh. I would have had half the batch in my belly before the new year.

With my MO/Columbus IPA I found one straggler in the back of my closet maybe 4-5 months after I brewed, it wasn't nearly as good as the rest of the batch. The hop flavor no longer popped out and it just seemed a lot more dull.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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I do wish I could have gotten this in the keg a little bit faster. The dry came through like a champ though and one good thing about Citra, you can rely on it for aroma - by far one of the most pleasantly strong aroma hops I've had the pleasure to brew with.

Shame it tends to be in short supply.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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Damn - just saw my picture from Saturday didn't post.

Here we go:


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